A Little Kitchen Tip

July 24, 2012

by Ann Waterman

As you may or may not know, I have a penchant for re-purposing containers, and after reading Margaret’s brilliant idea for converting a mason jar into a salt dispenser, I was inspired to make my own little kitchen fix.

I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately, and one of my pet peeves is baking soda boxes. Most are tab-opened, leaving the soda open to air and moisture — and good luck if the box tips over. Many baking powder containers, on the other hand, have that ingenious metal ledge that allows you to level your measuring spoon as you take the contents out of the container.

Solution? Next time you’ve worked your way through a baking powder container — which may require you to make lots of chocolate chip cookies (I know, what a pain) — remove the label, pour your baking soda into it, and affix the appropriate label indicating the contents. Problem solved!

You could also do this with corn starch, another product that comes in unhelpful packaging. And if you’re a neatnik, this idea helps create uniformity in your cabinets.

What’s your favorite way to re-purpose containers?

Image: Ann Waterman

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